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Margie Lopez Read paintings, and or prints of paintings are traded for a check made out to a worthwhile organization that the buyer and Margie agree upon.
Donation Art Project. Donating all the proceeds of her art to a non-profit.
The ‘trades’ of her paintings have raised funds for many programs including ‘Doctors Without Borders’, ‘UNICEF’, scholarship funds, food for children programs, athletics for the disabled, animal protection programs and other humanitarian aid programs through the world. And it seems to be growing…
"Art is life and not worth much unless it helps make the world just a little bit better in one way or another."
Art has been important to Margie her whole life, influenced in large part by her grandmother Margie Cooper, who was an accomplished painter. Because of her (also her namesake), her parents allowed her significant freedom to partake in all things creative. Margie Lopez Read indulged in a variety of media, techniques and styles – traditional, contemporary, surreal, pop -- all that was around and developing in the 60’s and 70’s. She also did a fair amount of illustration, cartoons and silk screen art with social and political commentary for high school and university newspapers and for movements such as United Farm Workers.
Over the years, she has participated in various art events, both juried and open. Margie has won some ribbons here and there, and has sometimes displayed her work in art galleries. She states, "All of that is fun, but I want my art to do more. You see, I believe that art is at its best when it teaches, records a memory, tells a story, or provokes thought. It is better still if it can be used to raise funds for worthwhile non-profit programs that improve the condition of our world."
As a young boy, Lauran grew up in the Netherlands, outside of the little town oud-vossemeer, on a farm. He was a very active kid, always playing outside. And after a short dream of wanting to be a soccer player he decided to focus all his intention on becoming a professional cyclist. And he succeeded, he won various international races. Next to a lot of great memories, Lauran says the cycling gave him a lot of life lessons that are still very valuable to him. He learned determination, to believe in himself, strategy, teamwork, perseverance. To him, these are the most important characteristics you need as an actor. Lauran moved to Australia to work for Unicef and Amnesty International. He is very proud to say within a year he raised over 10 million dollars for charity. This same passion he put in cycling and charity is now fully focused on acting. He resides in Hollywood, California. Lauran has appeared on various TV-shows and movies such as, Spoken and the TV show The Chosen One . Lauran is even more excited about what's coming up. He is coming out in a couple of exciting movies next year, which we're gonna talk about in the show as well. One of them is Jake's Journey, where Lauran stars as a professional cyclist. Winter's End, a scary movie, where he will be playing a character from the 1940's, the lead and love interest in the movie.
Notice of Default is probably the first movie coming out, where Lauran will be a professional ice hockey player chasing his dream.
Iran and explosion has killed 2 people and shaken buildings 15 KM away at a plant known for building nuclear weapons. Also President Obama signed an Executive Order of Conversion Authority for the ATF that could build a "Brown Shirt Army". Also Man floating in a buble is rescued by Coast Guard in the Ocean trying to sail to Bermuda. Also Kim Jong Un may have been toppled as 3 high ranking officials visit South Korea to talk peace. Also UNICEF says 2,000 orphans have been produced in the Ebola crisis. Also Pastor Paul Begley of Indiana reveals 5 major biblical prophises since the first blood moon. 1. Chrislam, Magog Territory, Israeli 7 week war, ISIS and reestablish Babylon Territory, Ebola Crisis and a last day plague. Today show will be very prophtic.
Meet us here in the Xone for a night of Gore and Suspense from one of the best writers of Books and Poetry. Solomon J. Inkwell is one of the best writers of Gore. Go to http://www.solomoninkwell.com and check out Solomon's Storywheel.
Cosplayers don't dress up once a year, they get into character for many occasions, especially the Comic Conventions. This time they dress up and get into character for a good cause, UNICEF.
Chances are you don't have to worry about your next meal, visiting your doctor or your maintaining your physical surroundings. You probably have all that covered and have gone on to worry about your weekend plans. For millions of families around the world, food, shelter and health issues are their number one priorities for survival. And for many who struggle for basic essentials, humanitarian organizations like UNICEF are making the difference between surviving or dying a slow death.
UNICEF United States Fund Director of Program and Strategic Partnerships Elizabeth Merola is our special guest and details the many activities funded by UNICEF to help children survive and ultimately thrive in developing countries throughout the world.
Visit their website at www.unicefusa.org for more information.
In our author's corner, Carole will debut her new book with listeners everywhere: Best Practices: 21 Ways To Bring Multiculturalism To Your Job Your Home and Your Community.
It's hot off the presses and just debuted at the General Conference of the AME Church in Nashville, Tennessee.
For more information or to purchase Carole's new book visit her website at www.tellcarole.com.
Robert Perala is the internationally acclaimed author of The Divine Blueprint and The Divine Architect. He is considered by many to be an inspirational speaker, and one of North Americas most unique clairvoyants. In 2007 he was awarded the prestigious Certificate of Congressional Recognition at Stanford University for his humanitarian relief efforts with UNICEF and Adopt-A-Minefield. He is a US Correspondent for The Peoples Voice based in London, and has been featured on: CNN, The FOX Network, Showtime, and Coast to Coast AM to name a few. He is also a Graduate from The Robbins Research Institute headed by Tony Robbins and have been Behavioral Science for the last 12 years researching Relationship Mastery, Emotional Mastery, and Anecdotes for Living.
He can be found at: www.theperalareport.com
THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS....A BEST OF SHOW!!! While our moderator, Justin Russell, continues his retreat on the remote island of MARTHA'S VINEYARD (and no, he is NOT hanging out with POTUS)...our Associate Producer Erik Thomas put together this BEST OF BACKROOM POLITICS episode with four of our great interviews from 2014...INCLUDING FMR TRANSPORATION SECRETARY RAY LAHOOD, THE DEAN OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONGRESSMAN JOHN DINGELL, OUR INTERVIEW WITH UNICEF's SARAH CROWE AND THE ISRAEL PROJECT'S OMRI CEREN...We will be LIVE next week...see you then!
BACKROOM POLITICS is a weekly political roundtable of former politicos and Washington insiders who believe that political statesmanship and civility trumps the strict party line.
Guests on the show include some of the country's top political leaders and thinkers.
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In this interview, Mariatu Kamara recounts the events that led up to her brutal attack where young rebel soldiers in Sierra Leone captured her at the tender age of 12 and cut off her hands. She will share how she was able to survive both physically and mentally, making peace with her past, forgiving those who hurt her and creating a beautiful life of purpose and meaning. Her message for a world facing turbulent times is Don’t give up on life no matter what! Find gratitude in everything.
When 12-year-old Mariatu set out for a neighboring village in Sierra Leone, she never arrived. Heavily armed rebel soldiers, many no older than children themselves, attacked and tortured her. During this brutal act of senseless violence they cut off both her hands.
Mariatu miraculously survived but with no parents to support her, she turned to begging in the streets of Freetown. Eventually, Mariatu was able to begin a new life in Canada where she co-authored her memoir, ‘The Bite of The Mango’, which to date has won several awards. Currently she is a UNICEF Special Representative for Children in Armed Conflict, giving presentations on the impact of war on children
Dr. Jack Newman graduated from the University of Toronto medical school in 1970, interning at the Vancouver General Hospital. He did his training in pædiatrics in Quebec City and then at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto from 1977-1981 to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in 1981 as well as Board Certified by the AAP in 1981. He has worked as a physician in Central America, New Zealand and as a paediatrician in South Africa (in the Transkei). He founded the first hospital based breastfeeding clinic in Canada in 1984. He has been a consultant for UNICEF for the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, evaluating the first candidate hospitals in Gabon, the Ivory Coast and Canada.
Dr. Newman now works at the International Breastfeeding Centre based at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto.
Dr. Newman has several publications on breastfeeding, and in 2000 published, along with Teresa Pitman, a help guide for professionals and mothers on breastfeeding, called, Dr. Jack Newman's Guide to Breastfeeding, as it's known in Canada (revised editions, January 2003 and January 2005), and The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers, as it's known in the US (revised edition, November 2006). A completely revised version of Dr Jack Newman’s Guide to breastfeeding was published on June 3, 2014.
His website www.breastfeedinginc.ca contains information sheets as well as video clips and accompanying explanatory texts in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, German, Romanian, Slovenian, Slovak, Czech, Polish, Dutch and Indonesian.
THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS....Secretrary of State Kerry makes an emergency diplomatic trip to Iraq in response to the ISIS crisis....UNICEF's Sarah Crowe joins the discussion talking about children in crisis around the world...The Supreme Court goes on the home stretch to close out their term...what is left on the docket for the Supremes? And the Obama Administration issues a report on the use of drones for attacking non-enemy combatants....including Americans....that and TELL ME A STORY...this week on BACKROOM POLITICS!!!!
In the MEDZ today: YUTE DISCUSSION, where we look at the topic: Child abuse and the why Jamaican are reluctant to speak up about child abuse. There has been recent survey by OCR/UNICEf, but we focus on why aren’t people not making reports to the OCR, what are the reasoning behind this, what are the steps to taken when one witness child abuse, join us we explore this and more in tonight show
Also in the show: Yute Spotlight, Yute Happenings plus the very latest Yute Trends and Yute Views.
March 2014 has brought to the forefront by Reuters, the current progress made on the United Nations resolution to begin major relief to Syrians who have been starving due to the continued civil war there.
The efforts to bring the large numbers of people enough supplies to provide sustenance requires a comprehensive plan that takes into account the most viable routes to bringing in the food, but also how to best dispense it, and protect the aid workers.
As of March 15, Turkey has been designated as a plausible route for such food aid. However which route has been the question.
The current status of the humanitarian disaster in Syria due to the fighting that was spurred on by Allied forces, brings up the most poignant question. If Allied forces are willing to back rebel groups to overthrow governments, what is their responsiblity in covering for the unforeseen humanitarian disasters? Furthermore, what sort of policy can move the required end of the bloodshed in order that stability returns to Syria enough to support a comprehensive solution to the conflict? Does the stability come before a successful resolution?
Furthermore, what role does the ultimate 12 step plan to end to terror designed in the rough by the King of Morocco mean to bringing a change of vision to millions of people across the Arab World?
What actions do governments as well as bankers, and developers need to take to assure the focus stays of building new infrastructure, in the light of a new trend of moderate shiria laws, etc?
What role does military have in assuring good shipments of food aid becomes a secure part of the ultimate deal to end the conflict in Syria?